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Just like that, another year enters its twilight months. The nights grow longer and colder, the smell of pumpkin spice wafts through the air, and the first of the major holidays take place. Yes, dear travelers, Halloween is just around the corner, and as it falls on a weekend, it can be the perfect time to make your getaway to Winter Park. We think you will soon discover that has overtaken Christmas as your favorite holiday. Spend your days and evenings celebrating in ways old and new and spend your nights exploring the comfort and luxuries that will become qualities you expect from every vacation rental you choose from hereon out. This guide to tips and tricks for having the best Halloween in Winter Park will ensure that every minute of your visit to Winter Park will be memorable ones!

Granby’s Trick or Treat on Main, October 29 516 E Granby Avenue in Granby

One of the worries your children may have about leaving home over Halloween is that they will miss out on trick or treating. Costumes and candy is very important to the littles and their world would not be the same without the traditional begging and receiving, but Granby’s Trick or Treat on Main, will keep them happy. Offering a safe way to trick or treat and the opportunity to get a little shopping done as mom dips in and out of the shops and stores that dot the streets of bucolic Granby, a small town located just minutes away from Winter Park.

Rollin’ Street Bakery, 78737 US-40 #2500

Candy is dandy, but baked goods will make your Halloween in Winter Park extra special, especially when you take some time to stop in the Rollin’ Street Bakery, located right here in Winter Park. Offering pastries, cookies, and other sweet treats all created with a holiday twist, they are the perfect addition to your Halloween celebration. Grab a ghostly cookie, a cupcake with a spooky secret, or any of their other seasonal sweets and leave the candy to your kiddos!

Where the Spirits Are

Haunted houses are a fun part of the Halloween experience but they pale in comparison to the spooky thrills found in true haunted homes or buildings. The Hamill House Museum, located in nearby Georgetown, offers exhibits and artifacts from the early settlers of Colorado, but it also offers the opportunity to encounter spirits from a different place and time. Rumored to be haunted by a woman dressed in Victorian era clothing, many paranormal investigations have been held here, and contact was made in a variety of ways. If you are one of the lucky ones and make contact yourself as you explore the rooms, it would add a spooktacular charm to your Halloween escape in Winter Park.

Haunted Halloween Park, October 30th, 5-9 PM in Dumont

Weekend drives through the country are especially fun to do in the fall when the trees are still dressed in their finest autumn “apparel” and if your road trip adventures find you in Dumont, (located about 30 miles away from your Visit Winter Park Lodging Halloween hideaway!) be sure to stop by Lawson’s Adventure Park for a night of sweet treats and spine-tingling fun! Offering a haunted trail and scavenger hunt, a dress up your pet costume contest, food, drink, and seasonal spirits, this exclusively Halloween event promises to be the highlight of your Colorado journey!

Halloween Bash, October 30 from 4-6 PM, Cooper Creek Square

This last event takes place right here in Winter Park, ensuring that you and your little goblins don’t have to stray far to have a great time during the spookiest holiday of the year! The Halloween Bash at Cooper Creek Square offers trick or treating, spooky music, and a chance to get some early holiday shopping in, for those who like to plan ahead! Dress up with the kids and as you go from store to store, they can do the begging while you give your credit cards a workout and when you all coming home with bags bulging and filled with treats, the look of happiness on your children’s face will be matched by the satisfaction you feel at being able to find a vacation experience that appeals to you both!

Stay in and Play

Maybe it’s the last night of your visit or maybe your kids are grown and you just don’t feel the need to get out there and celebrate the holiday, but either way, choosing to stay in can be more fun than any of the events and activities listed. Go retro and whip together a batch of popcorn balls, create your own ghostly grog (a Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail is made all that much more chilling with a touch of dry ice!) and settle in for a night of binge watching horror movies on state of the art televisions! Contact us today and reserve your Visit Winter Park Lodging not-so-haunted home today!